Faculty

Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware

Dr. Robert J. Cole has been an adjunct instructor for the College of IST since 2013. He teaches IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance. He is also a systems engineer and data scientist for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Services.

Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
MBA, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State
B.A., General Arts and Science, Penn State

Dr. Edward J. Glantz, P.E., has been with the College of IST faculty since 2009. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Glantz served 10 years as a faculty member of Penn State's Smeal College of Business. His career spans more than 20 years of managing technology, research, and marketing in the manufacturing and telecommunication industries, including startup work. Dr. Glantz teaches EA 876: Architecting Enterprise Security and Risk Analysis and IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance.

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.CS. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.S. International Relations, Troy State University, European Division
B.S. Computer Science, United States Military Academy

Dr. Jim Jansen has been with the College of IST faculty since 2001. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Jansen served as a faculty member at the United States Military Academy, in addition to a career in the U.S. Army. Dr. Jansen has authored or co-authored approximately 250 research publications, with articles appearing in a multi-disciplinary and wide range of journals and conferences. He teaches IST816 Web Fundamentals and IST594A and B: The Capstone Project.​

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Abdullah Konak is a professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State Berks and teaches courses on database management systems, information security, and technology-based entrepreneurship. Dr. Konak teaches IST 451: Network Security and IST 555: Intelligent Agents and Distributed Decision-Making.

Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
M.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
MLS, Library and Information Sciences, Pratt Institute School of Information
B.A., Library Science and Bibliography, Moscow State University of Culture and Arts

Dr. Anna Levy has been an instructor for the College of IST and World Campus since 2014. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Levy served 8 years as an adjunct faculty member of Queen College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (CUNY). Her career spans more than 30 years of conducting library and academic research, including work as a reference librarian and a bibliographer. Dr. Levy’s primary research interests include e-government research at the municipal level, public administration, and town-gown relations, particularly focusing on the analysis of the impacts of social media and mobile technology on local governance in the information age. She teaches IST 594: Research Topics and EA 594: Research Topics.

Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
M.Sc., Information and Knowledge Management, Loughborough University, UK
B.Mgt., Information Management and Information Systems, Hefei University of Technology, China

Dr. Mimi Zhang is an adjunct faculty for the College of IST. Her primary areas of research and teaching interests are data science, web analytics, and technology industry. She teaches IST 816: Web Fundamentals and IST 820: Cybersecurity Analytics.